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Wrap It Up, 2020: Did Early Holiday Sales Boost Retail Q3 Earnings? November 11, 2020 11:35 AM   |  

The COVID-19 pandemic helped shift into high gear the transition to e-commerce and away from the legacy indoor mall. As Q3 results trickle in, analysts may be eyeing that transition, and any clues as to the holiday shopping season.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Teen Apparel Retailers See Pullback in Demand October 22, 2020 9:57 AM   |  

While teen spending is seen by some as "recession-proof," a fresh set of sentiment data from LikeFolio may signal that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to shifts in priorities for teens heading “back to school”.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Tech’s Lockdown Quarter: Results From Apple, Microsoft, Zoom, Chip Firms Straight Ahead October 16, 2020 11:56 AM   |  

The Tech sector seems to be starting another rally after a slow September. The coming earnings data could help investors get a sense of how the “mega-caps” and other Tech firms are performing in this “stay-at-home” economy.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Buckle Up for a Turbulent Quarter: How Grim Is the Forecast For Airlines, Hotels, and Cruises? October 14, 2020 6:45 AM   |  

The entire travel industry, especially airlines, continues to struggle amid COVID-related concerns during Q3, analysts believe. Disney isn't reporting until November, but also in the spotlight after reorganization announcement.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
To Your Investing Health: Stocks to Watch as the COVID-19 Fight Continues October 8, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

In 2020, many “coronavirus stocks” emerged as COVID-19 forced drastic changes in how we work and live. With colder weather ahead for much of the United States, it’s worth thinking about which companies and industries may be poised for strong performance or outperformance into 2021 as consumers increasingly hunker down indoors.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and More: Preview the Coming Attractions in Earnings Ahead October 7, 2020 10:59 AM   |  

In what's shaping up to be a challenging year for corporate earnings, Communication Services could be one of the (relatively) bright spots. Here's a look at Netflix, Facebook, Alphabet, and other big sector names.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Sheltering in Style: Home Renovation, Do-It-Yourself Demand Keep Hopping September 23, 2020 10:12 AM   |  

Consumer mentions of “home renovation” rose 40% year over year during the three-month period beginning in March that coincided with the strictest part of the U.S. shutdown. Home renovation and appliance companies continue to reap the benefits.

6 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
New Work(out)-From-Home Culture Is Getting Stronger At the Core August 24, 2020 3:48 PM   |  

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, play, and exercise. From diets, to where we workout, to what we wear while sweating off those pounds, LikeFolio data can help shed light on emerging trends.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Apple’s Core: Consumer Demand and Sentiment Offer Key Clues Ahead of Keynote August 18, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

The spring months are typically a slower time for Apple products, but this year, sentiment ticked up ahead of what turned out to be a blowout quarter. What sentiments might lie ahead as Apple prepares for its annual keynote?

6 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
5G Investments: Coronavirus and the 5G Network Rollout July 21, 2020 10:24 AM   |  

The global upgrade to 5G communications was supposed to be a disruptive game-changer, and 2020 was going to be the year. But has the coronavirus pandemic impacted the rollout?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Which Companies Are Tracking to Gain in the At-Home Fitness Space? June 25, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the at-home fitness industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Homebound: Do Temporary Remote Workforces Shift to a Permanent Work-From-Home State? June 18, 2020 10:45 AM   |  

What are the potential long-term impacts from the work-from-home economy according to social mentions and sentiment?

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Portfolio Buzz: What's Brewing in the Coffee Industry? June 3, 2020 11:00 AM   |  

Here's a look at the current trends and potential opportunities to consider when searching for coffee stocks.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Eating on the Cheap: How Some Dollar Stores See Sales Surge May 28, 2020 11:00 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact dollar store sales, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Grab Your Controller: Social Distancing Brings First-Time Gamers to the Table May 1, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the gaming industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
How COVID-19 Is Sparking DIY Home Renovation April 2, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the home renovation industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
What Impact Will COVID-19 Potentially Have on the Travel Industry? March 26, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the travel industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Portfolio Rebalancing & Overdiversification: Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? November 21, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Diversification has been touted by financial pros as a means of spreading out your risk. But can you be overdiversified? Here’s what you should know about overdiversification and rebalancing.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Slack DPO and Direct Listings: Considerations for Investors May 28, 2019 10:39 AM   |  

Communication app maker Slack is preparing its first direct listing. Here are some things to know about Slack and about the direct listing process.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Feeling Sensitive? Some "Rate Sensitive" Sectors Bucking Tradition July 16, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Compare interest rate-sensitive stock sectors that could benefit or suffer at the hands of a Federal Reserve that’s predicted to continue to hike rates.

6 min read  |  Federal Reserve
Find Your Next Trade Idea with the Sectors & Industries Tool September 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Search for investment ideas by using the TD Ameritrade Sectors & Industries tool to pinpoint a trade idea or a stock for your portfolio.

2 min read  |  Web Platform
10 Industries That Could Be Impacted by Driverless Cars May 16, 2017 2:00 PM   |  

Self-driving cars could be here soon as many companies work on developing autonomous technology. Experts think some of these industries could be impacted.

8 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
3 Ways to Research Investment Ideas on tdameritrade.com March 29, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Searching for a stock investment can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Where can investors start?

4 min read  |  Web Platform
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